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A Salon Spring Series: The Historical Worlds of Hong Kong

Message from Residential College on Lung Wah Street

As the opening speaker of our A Salon Spring Series, Professor John Carroll will look at how Hong Kong’s unique colonial past has shaped its equally distinctive, sometimes even bizarre, present.

Date: Friday, 28 February 2014
Reception: 18:30
Salon: 19:00 to 20:30
Venue: Lounge, Room A402, HKU Residential Colleges (Block A)

Please register here as places are limited.
This event is open to all College residents and the HKU community.
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*Refreshments will be provided

About the speaker:
Professor John Carroll is professor of history and Associate Dean (Outreach) of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Hong Kong. His celebrated works include Edge of Empires: Chinese Elites and British Colonials in Hong Kong and A Concise History of Hong Kong. The Chinese translation of A Concise History (香港簡史 - 從殖民地至特別行政區) enjoyed widespread popularity at the Hong Kong Book Fair in 2013.
This session of A Salon will be held in conjunction with the first session of A Book Club, a platform for fellow residents to engage in friendly but thought provoking discussions through the presentation of books, film, art, research interests or any other fascinating topics or activities that could provide an intellectual stimulus to the resident body.
Please stay tuned for further email announcements of A Book Club in the near future.
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